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Liz Weston: 3 steps to keep 'solo agers' happier and safer

Jul. 15, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

Retirement coach Sara Zeff Geber visited several Northern California assisted living facilities to interview "solo agers" — people, either single or coupled, who don't have children to help them as they grow older. At many facilities, she couldn't find any. That puzzled her until she realized that adult...

Police reports shed light on rape probe at Phoenix facility

Jul. 2, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Weeks before an employee of a long-term care facility in Phoenix was arrested in the rape of an incapacitated patient, some of his co-workers speculated that a member of the victim's family was responsible, with a company official even using a slur in suggesting that a relative could be the...

Phoenix facility where woman was raped losing Medicaid funds

Jun. 20, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. officials have told the long-term care facility where an incapacitated woman was raped and gave birth last year that it will lose Medicaid funding. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services told Hacienda HealthCare this week that its participation in the program will end July 3. It...

Watchdog: Abuse and neglect in nursing facilities unreported

Jun. 12, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of seniors on Medicare even though it's a federal requirement for them to do so, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday that calls for a new focus on protecting frail patients....

Government to start posting list of troubled nursing homes

Jun. 5, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a turnabout, the government said Wednesday it will start posting a list of some 400 troubled nursing homes , days after senators released the "secret" document along with a report questioning oversight of poor-quality facilities. Dr. Kate Goodrich, chief medical officer with the...

Senate report reveals nearly 400 troubled nursing homes

Jun. 4, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government for years has kept under wraps the names of hundreds of nursing homes around the country found by inspectors to have serious ongoing health, safety or sanitary problems. Nearly 400 facilities nationwide had a "persistent record of poor care" as of April, but they...

Family of incapacitated woman who was raped blames Arizona

May. 23, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The parents of an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care center alleges in a $45 million legal claim that the facility and state broke their promise to have only female caregivers tend to their daughter. A nurse charged with sexually assaulting the...

Claim seeks $45M for incapacitated woman who gave birth

May. 22, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers for an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility have filed a $45 million notice of claim against the state, saying she may have been impregnated before. The claim, which is a precursor to a lawsuit, also alleges the woman was raped...

Ex-nurse accused of raping patient appeals HIV testing order

May. 20, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former nurse charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility has appealed a court order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases. A lawyer for Nathan Sutherland says in an appeal...

California regulators not taking action against care homes

May. 20, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

Across California, at least 20 companies providing care for the elderly, disabled and mentally ill continue to operate illegally after being cited for failing to pay their workers more than $1.4 million in back wages and penalties. "There's no accountability," said Hina Shah, an associate law professor at Golden...